By David Stout
Based on actual occasions, a chilling story of homicide and injustice within the Jim Crow South
As a fourteen-year-old black boy residing in Nineteen Forties South Carolina, Linus Bragg may still recognize higher than to keep on with the 2 bicycling white ladies. yet whatever approximately Sue Ellen and Cindy Lou compels him. perhaps it’s the way in which Cindy Lou speaks to him, or how Sue Ellen sits on her motorcycle. regardless of the cause, he follows the women into the woods. It’s the worst mistake he ever makes. whilst he comes into the clearing, either women are lifeless and younger Linus is the ordinary suspect. 40 years later, a nephew of Linus’s returns to South Carolina, focused on this darkish second in his family’s previous. to discover the fourth one who visited the clearing that day capacity reopening a sinister bankruptcy of the small town’s background, which convinced evil males had proposal closed forever.
Carolina Skeletons is predicated at the 1944 case of George Stinney Jr., who, on the age of fourteen, grew to become the youngest individual achieved within the usa in the course of the 20th century. After a rapidly scheduled listening to just a couple of hours lengthy, the jury fast charged him with a double homicide. He was once placed to loss of life 3 months later.
A haunting trip into America’s shameful prior, Carolina Skeletons deftly explores how history’s skeletons infrequently remain hidden eternally.